Past press

We’re working on adding our past press to our blog. In the meantime, take a look at past press below.


Art Monthly, 12 March 2019
“Thanet Reanimated”

CVAN South East, 26 February 2019
‘OSE launches the Young Associates Programme’

a-n News, 13 February 2019
Chriss Sharratt, “Alternative art education: Open School East moves to new art deco home in Margate”

The Isle of Thanet News, 13 February 2019
Kathy Bailes, “Open School East leaves Pettman Building for new base in Margate”

The Art Newspaper, 12 February 2019
Gareth Harris, “Open School East free art school moves into two new venues in Margate”

a-n News, 28 November 2017
Chris Sharratt, “New era for New Contemporaries as submissions welcomed form ‘alternative learning programmes”

Isle of Thanet News, 23 November 2017
Kathy Bailes, “Open School East’s Cliftonville exhibition and packed weekend of events”

Art & Education, 31 July 2017
Chris Sharratt, “Out of the Ordinary: Learning in Public at Open School East”

The Isle of Thanet News, 4 May 2017
Kathy Bailes, “Take a look inside Cliftonville’s Open School East”

The Art Newspaper, 8 November 2016
Louisa Buck, “Art world luminaries raise funds for Open School East to go south”

Frieze.com, 14 October 2016
“Parisian museum comes under fire for its descriptions of slavery; free art school OSE relocates from London to the coast”

Artnet News, 12 October 2016
Amah-Rose Abrams, “London’s Open School East Makes the Move to Margate”

The Art Newspaper, 11 October 2016
Gareth Harris, “Open School East decamps from London to seaside resort Margate”

ES Magazine, 23 June 2016
Samuel Fishwick, “Life beyond cash: meet the people living in London for free”

The Fader, 18 April 2016
Niloufar Hadari, “Meet OOMK, The Collective Championing Muslim Women In The Zine World”

Open Democracy UK, 8 April 2016
Jeremy Gilbert, “Why did ‘working-class culture’ disintegrate in the 1980s? A sort of reply to Paul Mason”

The Guardian, 11 April 2016
Adrian Searle, “Glasgow International rules the waves”

Mouvement.net, 22 March 2016
OSE interviewed by Alain Berland, “Pédagogie artistique alternative“

Royal Academy of Arts Magazine, Spring 2016
Anna Coatman, “Watch these spaces”

Times Higher Education, 17 March 2016
Anna Coatman, “What next for art schools?”

Hackney Post, 3 March 2016
Daniel Kraemer, “Inside the radical Hackney art school that’s shaking up the fees culture”

The Art Newspaper, 29 December 2015
Gareth Harris, “Art-world experts on their highs and lows of 2015—and their top tips for next year”

The Guardian, 14 December 2015
Daniel C Blight, “It’s time to liberate arts education”

ArtSlant, October 2015
Phoebe Stubbs, “The Best Non-Profit Art Spaces in London”

ArtRabbit, 20 May 2015
Profile interview, “Changing the face of education: Open School East”

GQ Magazine, April 2015
Sophie Hastings, “Leaders of the new school”

Financial Times, 9 January 2015
Nicholas Kenyon, “Give the arts space to flourish”

Vice, 8 December, 2014
Daisy Jones, “Britain’s free art schools are making art education accessible again”

Apollo, 10 September 2014
Maggie Gray, “Creative schools: the artists taking education into their own hands”

Artnet, 10 July, 2014

Coline Milliard, “What future for London’s Open School East?”
Temporary Review, 14 May 2014

Profile interview, “Open School East”

Axis Web, May 2014
Lawrence Bradby, “Attractive and malleable: DIY art education in the UK”

Hackney Gazette, 28 December 2013
Rachel Banning-Lover, “De Beauvoir radio project unites young and old”

Hackney Post, 29 November 2013
Rachel Banning-Lover, “Hackney takes to the airwaves”

Art Review, 15 November 2013
JJ Charlesworth, “The relocation of the public sphere in art”

The Guardian , 21 October 2013
David Batty, “Alternative art schools: a threat to universities?”

The Art Newspaper – 16 October, 2013
Gareth Harris, “Art school open to all”

Hackney Today – 7 October, 2013
“A new school which focuses on the arts opens in De Beauvoir”

Hackney Gazette, 4 October, 2013
Emma Bartholomew, “Radical way of paying for unaffordable arts education launches with Open School East”

The Guardian, 4 October, 2013
Shelly Asquith, “Arts students harness social media to fight cuts”

frieze, 20 June 2013Tom Morton, “Best in Show”